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Here Are Your 2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Bradenton.

If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry — there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25.

Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service.

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the Northwest Bradenton or Downtown post office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.

 

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

First Class Mail

Thursday, Dec. 20

Priority Mail

Friday, Dec. 21

Express Mail

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection Bradenton 824 Manatee Ave W. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5:15 p.m. Weekdays; noon on Saturdays Creekwood Crossing 7305 53rd Ave. E.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 6 p.m. weekdays; 4 p.m. Saturdays
Braden River 4112 53rd Ave. E 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

6 p.m. weekdays; 4 p.m. Saturdays

Tallevast

2205 Tallevast Rd 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Weekdays; 11:30 a.m. Saturdays Palma Sola 115 75th St. W 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 5:15 weekdays; 4:30 p.m. Saturdays Oneco 2333 53rd Ave. E 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. weekdays; 11:30 a.m. Saturdays
  • For a full calendar of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

FEDEX

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

FedEx Express Saver

Wednesday, Dec. 19

FedEx 2Day

Thursday, Dec. 20

FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection FedEx Office Print & Ship Center 4401 14th St W 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. except Mondays.
6:30 p.m Tues. - Fri.
FedEx World Service Center 4605 18th St E.
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

5 p.m for ground;

  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M.

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection UPS Store 5726 Cortez Road West
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 6 p.m for ground; 3 p.m. on Saturdays
UPS Store 3547 53rd Ave. W. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 5 p.m. for ground; 1 p.m. on Saturdays UPS Store 4501 Manatee Ave. W. 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. for ground; 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays

 

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